Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lost River Cave ~ I grew up in Kentucky, not far from where the longest cave system in the world is located, Mammoth Cave. It has over 300 miles of mapped passageways and multiple levels with underground rivers. It's an amazing place to visit if you're into spelunking! In Bowling Green there is also a place called the Lost River Cave . Don't take the boat ride if you have claustrophobia! The boat glides over the murky green water and up under a solid rock ceiling which you can almost touch if you raise up your arms. Back in the 30's and 40's there was a big room in the Lost River Cave that was actually turned into a nightclub (check out the cool pics in this link!). It used to draw big name bands and must have been one neat place to party!! My Father used to tell us tales of how him and his friends would hang out in there. Another cool fact: legend has it that Jesse James hid out in this cave for a while after robbing a bank in a nearby town! The above is actually a quick painting I did last weekend but I manipped it into a digital work because it is still a WIP. I just had to try out the tiny bottle of flouresent orange acrylics that my husband bought to paint on his gun site for the turkey shoot but that's another story LOL!


janvangogh said...

Again, multiple things to see. I like the robin egg blue/oranges in it.

janvangogh said...

BTW, Merry Christmas and may all the Christmas carols that get stuck in your head and go round and round and round be pleasant ones!

May you be the shining beacon in the retail world this week!

LynClay said...

Thanks so much Janet and I hope you and your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas too! LOL I just hope I don't get that 'Grandma got ran over by a reindeer' song stuck in my head!

janvangogh said...

Funny, but as soon as I read the title to that song, guess what I started to hear? :-)

I think anything Karen Carpenter sings gets stuck cause her voice doesnt go to those really high notes and I can "sing along".

Santa Baby by Madonna is one that I have heard WAY too much on the radio.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Lynette to you and your family!

Lovely digi painting!

Anonymous said...

what a great story about the cave and its history.

happy christmas and all the best for the new year.

I haven't forgotten being tagged, I just can't think of wierd things about myself LOL! czo they all seem so normal.


LynClay said...

Hehe JB if you can think of some weird things I can't wait to read about them LOL! ummm aren't you the girl with the skull in your studio!?! :D :O !!
Well my whole darn blog disappeared into a black void but after I make a test post it came back from the black hole of cyberspace again, yeaaa! Now if I can just get it switched to the new blogger before the whole thing self-destructs on me!
LOL Jan that darn song got stuck in my head too just by typing the title of it in here. Ick on Santa Baby, I didn't know Madonna sang that one!
Thanks Cyn and I hope you guys are digging out from all the snow out there! Hope youall had a great Christmas too!